University of Georgia Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives Michelle Cook greets students from Atlanta Public Schools during a campus visit. SUBMITTED PHOTO/ UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Photo: Peter Frey/University of Georgia
Photo: Peter Frey/University of Georgia

University of Georgia launches program to recruit APS students

The University of Georgia is recruiting Atlanta Public Schools students through a new partnership with the district.

The university announced the partnership this week after hosting about 100 Atlanta high school students on the Athens campus. The university will host two additional day-long campus visits for APS students in the spring. The initiative also includes training for APS counselors. 

UGA’s vice president of admissions and enrollment management praised the effort in a written statement. 

“This new partnership provides us with an opportunity to recruit highly qualified students who typically may not have considered attending the University of Georgia,” he said.

Nearly two thirds of the APS class of 2018 enrolled in college in the fall after their high school graduation.

APS has launched a number of initiatives in recent years aimed at increasing college enrollment rates. This summer, the district offered support to recent high school graduates to complete the college admissions process. APS also partners with Achieve Atlanta to offer need-based scholarships. 

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